21 April 2014

What makes you smile?

Hi there!

For today's card I combined 3 challenges:

Less is more ~ makes me smile

&

Freshly made sketches ~ sketch #132

&

keep it simple challenge ~ Bright spark

Chrissie and Jen asked us to make a card depicting something that makes you smile.

Had me thinking a while and then this morning, after feeding the birds in my garden, I realised that every morning after filling up the bird feeder in our garden, I turn around, return to the house and watch the birds through the window, arriving eagerly. They sit and wait patiently... until they see me closing the door again... and then the feast begins.

That makes me smile... every. single. morning.

It also made me think of Matthew 6:26. And that makes me smile too. The fact that I am worth so much in God's eyes!

Here's my card:






You are welcome to use the verse on a card or project . I would love to see what you create. Drop me a comment or e-mail, I will gladly pay you a visit!


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Thanks so much for visiting me today!

Have a great week!




29 comments:

Anita in France said...

Oh Hannelie ... what a wonderful explanation of your gorgeous card ... the sweet bird's so eye-catching and yes, the verse from Matthew is such a special one! Definitely happy! Anita :)

Anne said...

Hannelie how beautiful - both sentiment and image.
Thank you for joining us at Less is More.
Anne
LIM Designer

Carmen Conners said...

I LOVE the image AND the sentiment!! Would you mind telling me where you got both the die and the stamp? I've got to have both!! BEAUTIFUL job!!

True Joy Studio said...

Beautiful card. Especially love the scripture!

Jenny said...

Love that sweet bird! Great take on the sketch!

Marjan Küppers said...

Wat een mooie en betekenisvolle kaart. Prachtig design ook!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for the saying.

Margot said...

mooi!!!!!!!

Sue said...

Such a lovely inspiration for your gorgeous card with the wonderful wording.
It makes me smile to see your fabulous designs!
Sue xx

Bobby said...

Birds make me smile, too, and especially the cute one you used on your card.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love your bold design! And birds are a reason to smile ... I can see a tree from my bed - and I wait to see if cardinal or Bulbul alights on the one branch that sticks up.

Dot said...

Such a sweet and cute card, love it, Hannelie. Thanks for sharing your smile ;)
hugs Dorte

Jen said...

What a beautiful card Hannelie! The bird, with such striking colors, is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Totally makes me smile, so do your fab pics !!!

Petra Swart said...

Ag vrou, ek is sommer nou sprakeloos van verwondering oor die hele idee agter jou kaartjie!! Dit is so, soooo pragtig!! Daai voeltjie is net te stunning vir woorde en die versie so gepas daarby!! Dit laat my sommer nou weer sit en dink aan hoe wonderlik die hele natuur is - als so perfek geskep vir ons om te bewonder en geniet!!! Dis 'n pragtige kaartjie, vrou!!
Baie groete!!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Stunning card and image Hannelie - certainly brings a bright smile. x

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh my goodness this is gorgeous!!! What an adorable little image and I just love your saying! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your card is beautiful, as is this Scripture, one of my favourites. Love the bright and vibrant colours of your bird. And thank you so much for the Scripture word art!

RitaR said...

I was searching for an idea for a card of encouragement for a young lady who is battling cancer .... your adorable bird and scripture art are giving me the inspiration I need for this project. Many thanks for sharing the lovely Word art!

Tracey McNeely said...

This is so cute, love the bright pink bird!

Kelly S. said...

Gorgeous card! I love the placement of the sentiment and that sweet bird is so sweet in pink!

Bobby said...

Congrats on your HM at Freshly Made.

Dotty Jo x said...

Another lovely card - made me smile! Jo x

Deepti said...

This is the sweetest birdie I have ever scene, love ur card

Chrissie said...

This is gorgeous Hannelie, it certainly made me smile!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Angela said...

Hannelie, your card is beyond awesome! congrats!

Viv said...

What a sweet card Hannelie, love that little bird, great scripture too :) Viv xx

Julie said...

Love it! Great colours and layout.Thanks for sharing.

Barb Ghig said...

Genius, Hannelie! I love, love, love how you designed this card, and the color combo is over the top gorgeous! I also love how you justified the text on your sentiment!
You never cease to amaze me with your talent...WOW!!! Thanks so much for the download :-)